Friday, February 26, 2010

One year

I'm home for the weekend. 
I can't believe one year has passed. Time really has flown by and a year later, I remember my mum along with all our loved ones and friends. I suppose many find it a little sad that my mother's death date is a day before my birthday but this year, I feel blessed to spend my birthday surrounded by family and sharing fond memories of my amazing mother.
We miss you Mum.
We love you!

Monday, February 22, 2010

How to start the work week

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous". –Coco Chanel

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lent. What is your sacrifice?

Today marks the first day of Lent.

I'd hate to begin my first entry of my new blog on such a serious note but it is Ash Wednesday - the start of the season of Lent where we search our souls, take the time to reflect and make sacrifices to remember His sacrifice. I consider myself a spiritual person - I've never liked to say I'm religious because it sounds so constrained. So I begin my first blog entry on what I've decided to give up for Lent - normally it's meat but this time, I've decided to take stock of my finances and give up shopping for the next 46 days.

I realise this might come across as frivolous but this is going to be a challenge, at least for me. I've become too comfortable knowing I can whip out my credit card and charge it to almost whatever my heart desires. This Lent, I'm going to attempt to practice abstinence from what I love - the act of shopping. I've drawn my boundaries for this challenge, which consist of the following:

I cannot purchase anything I don't need (ie. nothing frivolous or required for daily living) this includes cosmetics, beauty products, home furnishings/decor, books etc and of course, no new clothes, shoes, accessories and no excuses.

And for those of you who have been following me on Bite My Big Apple - you may ask, why the change? I've felt I needed a blank slate to share my thoughts - I felt that my previous blog was representative of my life as student in a new city, with a new-found independence. Now, almost 3 years later - I feel like I'm at a new phase of my life. I'm back in the workforce with a new-found ambition to better myself and succeed what I do best. 

So come along for the ride and dive into my world and see how I manage the next 46 days without a shopping bag in sight. Wish me luck!